Rom 2:6  who will render to each person according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7  to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

Rom 2:11  For there is no partiality with Yahuweh.
Rom 2:12  For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;
Rom 2:13  for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before Yahuweh, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

The Heavenly Father's Law and the Hard Sayings of Paul

Did the Heavenly Father give His Law to Israel only to change His mind some 1,500 years later and do away with it? No, we’re told numerous times throughout the Scriptures that the Almighty's Law will endure "forever". The Savior himself could not have made it any clearer when he said that "until heaven and earth passes away not the smallest stroke will pass from the Law" (Matt 5:18-19).

Has heaven and earth passed away yet? Of course not. Then why is it that so many Christians today believe that the Law was done away with when the Messiah died?

The reason for all the confusion today among Christians concerning the heavenly Father's Law is due to the misunderstanding that so many have about things the apostle Paul said in some of his letters concerning the Law, things that the apostle Peter tells us “are hard to understand” (2 Pet 3:16).

2 Pet 3:14  Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
2 Pet 3:15  and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
2 Pet 3:16  as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION.
2 Pet 3:17  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of LAWLESS (Strongs # 113) men and fall from your own steadfastness,

A perfect example of Paul's sayings being hard to understand (one of a number of examples i might add) is found in Romans 3:20.

Rom 3:20  because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight;.....

Most Christians would say "that sounds pretty clear, since we can't be justified by the Law than why obey the Law"? Well let's compare Rom 3:20 with what Paul said in the previous chapter and ask yourself which one do you believe,

Rom 2:12  For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; 

Rom 2:13  for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. 

Which is it? Is it true that only the "doers of the Law will be justified" or that "by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified"?  Hard to understand? It's time you take seriously Peter's warning about those who "misunderstand" being Destroyed!

The answer to the confusion can be found in the article "By the deeds of the Law there shall no flesh be Justified...," Romans 3:20)

Are you beginning to see where all the confusion comes in for so many Christians today concerning the Law? The confusion is due to some of the things that Paul said concerning the Law, things that the apostle Peter tells us “are hard to understand” (2 Pet 3:15-16). Peter goes on to say that becuae of the misunderstanding that so many people have concerning some of the things Paul said that those people “will be destroyed” (2 Pet 3:16).

Friend I'm sure that you believe it's everyone else that's confused about some of things Pual said concerning the Law, things such as the example I mentioned about about “being justified by the Law (Rom 2:13). But let me assure you that in all likelihood you are definitely among those that are misunderstanding things Paul said concerning the Law. If you'll take the time to read 2 Peter 3:16 you'll find that those that are confused about Paul's writing will “be destroyed” because of that misunderstanding.

If your Salvation is important to you you'll take the time to click on the links below and read the articles entitled “The Hard Sayings of Paul” parts 1 thru 4, before it's to late.

Many are going to say on that day “Lord, Lord and he's going to say to them “depart frm me I never knew you, you worker of Lawlessness”. (Matt 7:23).

Lawlessness is a violation of the heavenly Father's Law. Don't be among that crowd that “thought” they were saved only to find out when it was to late that the Messiah “never” knew them.

Take the time now to read through the articles. You'll be eternally grateful that you did - Reuven

 

Part 1 - Explaining 2 Peter 3:14-17

In Part 1 we’ll examine the reason for Peter saying what he did about Paul's writings being hard to understand. In order to better understand Paul's writings, we'll take a closer look at why it was necessary for the Messiah Yahoshua to have to die in order for our sins to be forgiven. If the Almighty tells us that He'll forgive us if we "repent," than why was it necessary for the Savior to suffer and die in order for our sins to be forgiven?

Part 2 - Objections People have to obeying the heavenly Father’s Law

If the Savior died to save us from “sin” (Matthew 1:21) and since sin is a violation of Yahuweh’s Law (1 John 3:4) then why did Paul say the following:

Part 3 - The New Covenant and the Law

In Part 3, we’ll take an in-depth look at the role that Yahuweh’s Law has in the New Testament. The vast majority of Christians today believe that although the Heavenly Father required His Law to be obeyed in the Old Testament, it no longer has to be obeyed in the New. This misunderstanding is based in part on the misconception that most Christians, including their "ministers," have today as to what the “New Testament” actually is:

  • Hebrews 8:8, Behold, the days are coming says Yahuweh, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
  • Hebrews 8:10, ...this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahuweh; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts…. (see also Jeremiah 31:31-34)
  • The New Covenant, or Testament, is the Heavenly Father’s Law written on the hearts and minds of His People.
  • Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law;….
  • View the video "The New Covenant - What exactly is it?

Part 4 - Did the Almighty change his mind concerning His Law?

How many times have you heard ministers give an arousing sermon on Malachi 3:6 and how Yahuweh said, “I do not change,” and then turn right around and explain how Yahuweh changed his mind concerning His Law! All throughout Israel's history, the heavenly Father sent prophet after prophet telling them to repent, turn back to the Law, and stop sinning. But, according to the same ministers, they say that the apostles preached that Yahuweh supposedly did away with His Law.

A Law that we are told is “perfect” (Psalm 19:7);

A law that Paul tells us is “righteous, holy and good” (Romans 7:12), and that "only those who obey it will be saved" (Rom 2:13). 

Beginning with the "Introduction to the Hard Sayings of Paul" please continue to read the four parts listed below. There's a lot of information in those 5 articles that most ministers aren't aware of. Reuven

 

Part 1 - The Hard Sayings of Paul

Part 2 - Objections People Have

Part 3 - The Law in the Old and New Covenants

Part 4 - I Yahuweh do not change

Romans chapter 7 Paul "I do the very evil that I do not want to do (short version)

Romans chapter 7 Paul "I do the very evil that I do not want to do (long version)